In cities across the United States, this year has been chaotic. The coronavirus pandemic, protests and civil unrest, economic disruption and more have buffeted the country’s urban areas for much of 2020. And yet, the tumult of it all — and, especially, the pandemic — have focused city leaders’ minds on investing in the technology solutions that best meet their residents’ most pressing needs, from public health and safety to expanded internet access. For years, mayors and smart city leaders have been moving the smart city conversation away from vendor-driven technology solutions — “toys” in the words of Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson — toward more citizen-centric solutions that actually address residents’ priorities and needs.
+INFO: StateTech Magazine